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Hands Only CPR video

The O'Fallon School District encourages parents and staff members to become familiar with Hands Only CPR and the use of a defibrillator.  Please view the short five minute video published by IHSA and endorsed by ISBE.


Attached is an important letter from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding Tdap immunation for students entering 6-12 grade starting the 2013-2014 school year.  Please read!


Sports Forms Information

For the junior high schools, please note the following information.

​Sports forms, including the sports physical, insurance waiver and concussion policy agreement, are available on the District Webpage. Scroll down to "Frequently Requested Information" and click on "Medical Forms" and then "Sports Forms." You will need ALL THREE forms COMPLETED and turned in together before they will be accepted at the office. Once all three forms are completed, you can staple them and turn them in, and you will receive a receipt confirming that your forms are up to date which you can present to the coach at tryouts.
 
BE AWARE: Sports physicals need to be dated AFTER June 1st.

 


Students shall NOT be in school if:SchoolCenter Picture 

• The child has a fever above 100 and until the child has been fever free for 24 hours without medication to reduce the fever.
• The child has vomited twice or more in 24 hours.
• The child has diarrhea.
• The child has an unexplained rash.


Emergency Contacts

We realize you cannot anticipate every time we may need to reach you (neither can we). However, it is important that you keep your home, work and emergency phone numbers current in the school office and with the nurse. We do not release students to people not listed on the emergency card.


 

SchoolCenter Picture   Head Lice Management in Schools

Head lice are tiny insects that seem to cause a big commotion in schools. Our goal is to address this situation in the most educationally and socially beneficial manner for our students.  Privacy is our top concern.  Here are some facts about lice and how to treat them.

  • Head lice are not a source of infection or disease; they are simply a nuisance.  They are not a predictor of cleanliness or socio-economic status.
  • Lice do not hop, jump, or fly; they crawl.  They are transmitted mainly through direct head-to-head contact.
  • Lice can only live on humans, and quickly die if not on a human head.  
  • When found, most cases of head lice are already more than a month old. One sign is a red itchy rash on the back of the neck, just below the hair line. 
  • Most cases of transmission occur outside of the school setting.
  • The only 100% effective way to get rid of lice is to pick out ALL of the nits.

Students who have lice will be treated with respect and confidentiality, on an individual basis.  Please refer to your student handbook for policy specifics. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

For evidenced-based information about head lice see http://identify.us.com/head-lice/


The attached document is the most recent policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding lice management in the school setting.  Page 8 specifically addresses the school setting.